United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

Land degradation, which affects more than 900 million people worldwide and as much as two-thirds of the world’s agricultural land, has important gender dimensions. In many developing countries, women – as farmers and pastoralists, with primary responsibility for household food production – are the principal users and managers of land. However, within productive landscapes, women are often allotted the most marginal lands with the least secure tenure rights. This publication provides practitioners and policy-makers with practical guidance on how to mainstream gender considerations into project planning for land access.